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An Amazing Box of Opportunity in 2 Minutes!

The “Power” of Change is what it’s all about in this cool video and in our partnership with ComEd through the Energy Force Program.

Two JJsList.com and No Boundaries self-advocates serve as volunteer ComEd Energy Force Ambassadors; they go out into the community and share tips…

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The Accountant (An Audit from Someone on the Spectrum)

The movie The Accountant (2016) recently premiered in theaters. The main character was Christian Wolf (Ben Affleck).

The story started off with the challenges that a child faces with being raised with autism. I myself did play with puzzles, absorb myself in limited interests, but thankfully I…

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Getting A Raise

Hewn is a bakery that specializes in delicious bread.

I love working. I love my job.

I have been working at Hewn as a dishwasher for one year. I am responsible for preparing my work station and the bread station for the head baker. I also wash…

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Need Help Finding a Job?

Do you or someone you know have a disability and would like to find a job, but don’t know how? Sign up for our No Boundaries fall session 1! No Boundaries participants learn skills that are necessary for the workplace, such as setting up an email…

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JJ’slist.com Is In The News!

 

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Last week, we at JJslist.com got TV time when local news station WGN Chicago broadcast a story about our work to build disability awareness. The story featured interviews with a few of our staff members, and a clip from our work…

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Back to No Boundaries!

 

 

Written by Tricia Luzadder

With August fast approaching and school bells preparing to ring I am reminded of how fast time flies and how soon my teen with a disability will finish high school and enter the adult world. My dream for Anna is for her…

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No Boundaries Creates Best Practice Model for ComEd Energy Force

If you haven’t heard yet that Illinois is an Employment First State, then please allow us to be the first to tell you:  If you are an adult with a developmental or intellectual disability in Illinois, then the first goal of any state-funded services you…

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Farewell Laurie, Greetings Tricia!

No Boundaries – Train for Life, Train for Work prides itself on bringing a diverse and knowledgeable group of Trainers to help participants learn the skills that they need or want in order to be successful in the workplace, and in the world, after school…

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No Boundaries Participants Knock It Out of the Park!

We are proud to announce that two of our No Boundaries participants secured competitive employment in their fields of interest! Both individuals have been working diligently to build their skills during the spring No Boundaries session.

Our Evanston-based office is a bustling center of activity with…

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Ask Adrian Anything!

Welcome to the fourth installment of “Ask Adrian Anything!”  This is intended to give our readers an opportunity to communicate directly with our intern, Adrian, about his experiences in the workplace.  It will be conducted in an interview format with Benjamin asking the questions provided by…

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